Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday congratulated Paras Khadka’s Nepal cricket team for gaining ODI status. Nepal secured this prestigious position on Thursday after beating Papua New Guinea at the ICC World Cup qualifiers 2018 in Harare.
Saying it was a big achievement, Dhoni said the new-found status should transform cricket is played and administered in Nepal.
MS Dhoni, in Lucknow on a business trip, said he had met the Nepalese players during a visit to the land-locked country a few years ago and found them to be hard-working.
“It’s (ODI status) a result of their hard-work and sincere effort. I don’t think that participation of small teams will dilute the standard of cricket the world over,” Dhoni said.